If your pool toys are taking over your backyard, I’ve got the perfect solutions for you. I’ve gathered up a few different swimming pool toy storage ideas that will have your pool area organized and contained so you can relax and enjoy your backyard.
Although when it comes to how to organize pool toys you will have to pay some money, generally you can either do it yourself for pretty cheap or invest in a bin or container that you can use year after year.
The money that you put forth into organizing your pool toys will definitely be worth it when you don’t have to look at floats and pool noodles all over your yard or deck.
How To Organize Pool Toys – 3 Pool Toy Storage Ideas To Save Your Sanity
Rolling Pool Toy Storage Bin
If you want a storage that is versatile and that can work in a variety of different places, then check out one of these rolling pool storage bins.
There are two main features that I really like about these bins.
The first is that is made of a mesh material that allows your toys to dry off and the water doesn’t just sit in the container. Even if you dry to completely dry off pool toys they still tend to drip and can cause a mildew spell.
These bins allow your pool toys and accessories to completely dry still have air to “breathe” so you won’t get a musty pool smell all the time.
The second feature that makes these bins so popular is the fact they can be rolled around easily. They can be rolled right up to your pool on your deck or rolled back through your yard to be put away in a shed or garage.
No more having to haul all your pool toys from the bin on the deck or in the shed to the pool. Instead you can roll the entire bin right next to your pool and roll it away again. This also gives you the option to store your pool accessories out of sight instead of just laying out on your deck.
There are a few different sized mesh pool toy storage bins but I would recommend you get one of the large or x-large sized bins above especially if you have kids or grandkids and want to be able to fit all the floats, noodles, goggles, and other toys for the pool in one container.
Deck Storage Box Container
Another pool toy or equipment storage idea is a deck storage container to hide away all your stuff right on your deck or patio.
There are a few reasons why some people prefer these pool storage containers over the mesh bin type mentioned above.
The first reason is that these containers tend to be more decorative and look better sitting out on a deck or patio. If you don’t have a shed or garage area where you can put the rolling bin away when not using the pool then you may prefer a deck box to fit in better with your backyard decor.
It’s also nice to have all the toys and accessories put away in a box where you can no longer see any toys sitting out anywhere. Sort of like out of sight, out of mind.
Another nice feature of these boxes is that people have left them outside in the winter months with no problem. They give you an extra storage space if you don’t have the room inside or in a shed to store your pool equipment and accessories during the colder months.
Lastly, with some of the nicer deck pool storage containers you can use them as a bench seat for your pool area as well. This may come in handy for pool parties when you are short on chairs or for just a spot to watch your kids play in the pool.
DIY Pool Toy Storage Net
If you are looking to save a little money or you simply just don’t have the space in your yard or in a shed for storing any pool toys, then I’ve got an idea for you.
You’ll need a wall where you can place the storage net such on the side of a garage or shed or you can even try to hang it off the side of a larger deck if you don’t have an empty wall.
Use around 4-5 command hooks and place them on the wall according to directions.
Then hang one end of the cargo net up on the hooks and then double it over so you make a pocket that will hold the pool toys.
This idea is best for larger floats or pool noodles as smaller toys will just fall through the netting.
You can even do this DIY pool float storage in addition to a smaller rolling bin or deck box for the smaller toys and accessories so you don’t have to deflate the larger pool floats all the time.
So, don’t let your pool accessories take over your deck and backyard this year. Instead use one of these swimming pool storage ideas to enjoy your swim time as well as still keep your yard nice and organized.